Kite S.r.l. (previously known as Kelyan AWM) is an Italian IT company (SME), an affiliated company of the We Plus S.p.A. group (with about 100 employees and more than 5M€ annual revenue). Kite is an important player among the companies of reference in the complex scenario of IT Consulting in Italy and is working to manage and develop different projects in various sectors: banking, insurance, finance, utilities/manufacturing, telecommunications, system integrator, R&D, and others. The offer of Kite is completed with the development of vertical software solutions related to specific needs of its clients, following its expertise and core competencies – various programming languages, mobile (native) apps, web apps, APIs, distributed Computing / Big Data, operating Systems (Win, Linux), application servers, and many other tools and technologies related to web and cloud services.

Strada Torino 43/95 – 10043 Orbassano (TO), Italy

WPWEB is an SME operating in the ICT sector since 1997; it has its headquarters at the Innovation Pole – Environment Park in Turin (Italy). WPWEB is able to offer a complete range of products and services for the digital scenario: from software development to mobile applications, from system integration to Wireless Sensor Networks and IoT applications. WPWEB operates its own data centre. WPWEB is an IT provider and it has a deep knowledge of UAVs technologies, culminated in patenting a method and a system for a de-icing application.

Via Livorno 60 – 10144 Torino, Italy

University of Patras forms an Academic Institution with a worldwide impact, attracting thousands of students and a large number of Academic and Research Personnel actively involved in cutting edge Science, Innovation and Excellence.  The University consists of five Schools, twenty-four Departments with Undergraduate Study Programs leading to a specific Degree. Furthermore, the University of Patras offers thirty-four Postgraduate Study Programs.  The University of Patras demonstrates significant research activity and a reputation for quality and innovative research. As a research-oriented institution, one of its main objectives is the creation of knowledge through the promotion of scientific research. The University of Patras participates in all major European and National Scientific Programs with approximately 3000 research-related personnel and state-of-the-art infrastructure. The Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems and Automation (LMS) of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics, in the University of Patras, Greece, is under the supervision of Professor George Chryssolouris and is oriented on research and development in cutting edge scientific and technological fields. LMS employs approximately 70 researchers organized in three different groups focusing on Manufacturing Processes Modelling and Energy Efficiency, Robots, Automation and Virtual Reality in Manufacturing and Manufacturing Systems. LMS is involved in a number of EU funded research projects in a variety of disciplines organized in different research groups. Particular emphasis is given to the cooperation with European industry. LMS performs Research and Development (R&D) work related mainly to the following areas: Innovative Manufacturing Processes Advanced Human-Centered Design Techniques including Virtual Reality, and Production Systems Planning, Control and Networking.

University of Patras, 26504 Patras, Greece

IRIDA Labs is a leading technology provider of software IPs for Embedded Machine Vision using Visual Perception and Machine Learning. Our embedded vision technology is based on conventional computer vision and machine/deep learning methodologies, combined with advanced heterogeneous programming techniques in order to unleash visual perception in any system or device. The company possesses significant knowledge in analysis, modelling, design and development of high-fidelity reference systems, using state-of-the-art CPU, GPU, FPGA and DSP technologies in the context of heterogeneous computing. Founded in late 2007, IRIDA Labs is a privately-held company with headquarters in Patras, Greece and worldwide sales support, backed by VC and private investors. Our engineering team is comprised of 15 highly-skilled engineers with MSc/PhD in Computer Vision and Machine Learning, guaranteeing the utmost algorithmic effectiveness and efficiency using state-of-the-art methods. The product and technology portfolio includes embedded vision software for high throughput applications such as video stabilization, object and pattern detection and recognition using Machine/Deep Learning, as well as 3D imaging and reconstruction, addressing various markets such as mobile devices and action cameras, Industry 4.0 and industrial automation applications, smart IoT devices and 3D printing. In addition, the company has formed collaborations and partnerships with world leaders like Qualcomm, Synopsys, Cadence, Xilinx, Analog Devices and Arrow Electronics, and has clients in the USA, China and Europe.

Innohub Patras, 26504 Rio-Patras, Greece

PIC4SeR – PoliTO Interdepartmental Centre for Service Robotics aims to coordinate the activities of several research groups, already active in the various departments, on the enabling technologies related to service robotics necessary for the development of this highly innovative and multi-disciplinary area. The involved departments are: DET – Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, DAUIN – Department of Control and Computer Engineering, DIMEAS – Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, DIATI – Department of Environment, Land and Infrastructure Engineering and DAD – Department of Architecture and Design. The goal of the PIC4SeR Centre is to create a common physical environment as well as a community, in which tools and skills can reside to organically synthesize the characteristics of different application scenario’s (precision agriculture, smart cities, search&rescue, patrolling and early warning systems, life support for elderly and disabled people, rehabilitation, archaeological survey/security/protection, etc.) and their related robotic experimental solutions.

Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24 – 10129 Torino, Italy

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